Economic crisis, workers fighting back


This video from Britain says about itself:

Dave Ward from the CWU explains why postal workers have decided to take action in a row over pay and modernisation.

USA: As details of the Obama administration’s bank pay restrictions were released, it became evident that they will do little to limit compensation, even at the handful of companies affected: here.

As the economic crisis deepens, Atlanta, Georgia, emergency providers are straining to accommodate more than 7,000 homeless people, including many newly homeless families: here.

Three weeks after the federal election, Germany’s best known mail order company is being closed down with the loss of 7,000 jobs: here.

Britain’s postal workers began two days of strike action yesterday, the first major national strike since 2007: here. See also here.

At 18.00 hours (GMT) today, firefighters in South Yorkshire, England, will carry out the second of two 24-hour stoppages: here.

At a mass meeting on October 21, striking Leeds refuse workers voted by a massive 92 percent majority to reject the “final offer” from Leeds City Council and continue their seven-week strike: here.

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